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The Jaguars have tendered all of their exclusive rights free agents (EFRA), including kicker Riley Patterson, offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen and Blake Hance and wide receiver Tim Jones.
Jones, who signed with the team as an undrafted free agent following the 2021 NFL Draft, has already signed the tender. Jones appeared in all 17 regular-season games, accounting for three catches for 30 yards, primarily appearing on special teams.
Jones was given a reserve/future deal with the team in 2022 before making the team’s 53-man roster.
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Those players will likely receive salaries that are at or near the league minimum as exclusive rights players. An ERFA is a player with two or fewer accrued seasons and an expiring contract. When their contract expires, they are allowed to negotiate only with the team that originally signed them unless the team releases their rights.
With Jacksonville extending tenders to Patterson, the team will retain its primary kicker heading into the 2023 season. Patterson was signed to the team shortly after final cuts prior to the 2022 season.
Patterson, 23, made the most of his opportunity in Jacksonville, nailing 30-of-35 (85.7 percent) field goals while connecting on all but one, 97.3 percent, of his extra points. Patterson nailed the team’s 36-yard game-winning kick against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
The Jaguars traded for Van Lanen via the Green Bay Packers in August last year for a 2023 seventh-round pick. He spent the entire season on the team’s 53-man roster, active for 16 games last season as a reserve guard.
Hance, claimed off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers late last season, appeared in nine games for Jacksonville as a reserve offensive lineman. Hance is in his second stint with the team after being on the team’s practice squad in 2019 and offseason program in 2020.
Jaguars reportedly re-sign CB Tevaughn Campbell
According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jaguars are re-signing cornerback Tevaughn Campbell to a one-year deal.
Campbell was slated to become a restricted free agent at the start of the new league year and was not extended a tender. The team’s only other impending restricted free agent, running back JaMycal Hasty, already re-signed with the team on a two-year deal.
Campbell, 29, was signed by Jacksonville off of the Las Vegas Raiders’ practice squad in Oct. last year. He appeared in five games for the club, logging just 31 snaps on defense.
The Jaguars have six unrestricted free agents that remain unsigned and have yet to be reported as agreeing to terms with any team as of Wednesday evening.
That list includes receiver Marvin Jones Jr., cornerback Tre Herndon, defensive linemen Dawuane Smoot, Corey Peters and Adam Gotsis along with tight end Dan Arnold.
Demetrius Harvey is the Jacksonville Jaguars reporter for the Florida Times-Union. You can follow him on Twitter at @Demetrius82.